Ray Bradbury Audio

Bradbury on Radio

Bradbury on Tape/Disc

 

Bradbury on Radio
Audio broadcasts of dramatisations and readings of Bradbury stories.

Some of these shows are available for download from the Internet Archive. Click here to learn more about their old-time radio collection. I will provide links to other downloadable shows as and when I discover them. Unfortunately, free MP3 download links disappear rather quickly.

 

1946

MOLLE MYSTERY THEATRE

 

32: Killer, Come Back to Me

May 17, 1946

 

     

1947

WORLD SECURITY WORKSHOP

 

"The Meadow"
(scripted by Bradbury; the basis of his 1953 short story of the same name)  

 

Jan 02, 1947 

 

1947-48

STORIES BY OLMSTED

 

The Night

1947      

 

One Timeless Spring

1947   

 

The Miracle of Jamie

1948

 

Powerhouse

1948

 

 

1947-60

SUSPENSE
30min CBS

 

271: Riabouchinska download from Archive.org
(script by Mel Dinelli, based on a story outline by Bradbury, later developed into the short story "And So Died Riabouchinska")

 

Nov 13, 1947 

 

298: Summer Night
(stars Ida Lupino)(script by Robert L. Richards, based on "The Whole Town's Sleeping" - unpublished at this date)

 

Jul 15, 1948 

 

316: The Screaming Woman download from Archive.org
(stars Margaret O'Brien) (script by Sylvia Richards, based on Bradbury's short story, which was unpublished at this date)

 

Nov 25, 1948

 

395: The Crowd
(stars Dana Andrews) (script by Morton Fine & David Friedkin)

 

Sep 21, 1950 

 

587: The Screaming Woman
(stars Sherry Jackson) (script by Sylvia Richards)

 

Mar 1, 1955

 

592: Zero Hour
(stars
Evelyn Ashdowne) (script by Anthony Ellis - available online)

 

Apr 05, 1955

 

602: The Whole Town's Sleeping
(stars Jeanette Nolan) (script credit unknown, but possibly the same Robert L. Richards script as above)

 

Jun 14, 1955

 

606: Kaleidoscope
(stars William Conrad) (script by Anthony Ellis)

 

Jul 12, 1955 

 

751: Zero Hour
(stars
Evelyn Rudie) (script credit unknown, but probably the same Anthony Ellis script as above)

 

May 18, 1958

 

766: The Whole Town's Sleeping
(stars Agnes Moorehead) (script credit unknown, but possibly the same Robert L.Richards script as above)

 

Aug 31, 1958

 

834: Zero Hour
(stars
Francie Meyers) writing credit given as "Written for Suspense by Ray Bradbury"; the script is not the same Anthony Ellis one as above)

 

Jan 03, 1960

 

 

1949

RADIO CITY PLAYHOUSE
30min NBC

 

56: The Lake
(script by Harry W.Junkin)

 

Oct 16, 1949 

 

58: The Wind
(script by Harry W.Junkin)

 

Oct 30, 1949 

 

 

1950-51

DIMENSION X
30min  NBC

 

08: To the Future download from Archive.org
(script by Ernest Kinoy)

 

May 27, 1950 

 

11: There Will Come Soft Rains/Zero Hour download from Archive.org
(script by George Lefferts)

 

June 17, 1950

 

14: Mars is Heaven download from Archive.org
(script by Ernest Kinoy)

Jul 07, 1950 (rebroadcast as programme 33 Jan 07, 1951     

 

20: The Martian Chronicles download from Archive.org
(script by Ernest Kinoy)

 

Aug 18, 1950 

 

26: And the Moon Be Still As Bright download from Archive.org
(script by Ernest Kinoy)

 

Sep 29, 1950 

 

40: Dwellers in Silence download from Archive.org
(script by George Lefferts)

 

Jul 19, 1951 

 

43: The Veldt download from Archive.org
(script by Ernest Kinoy)

 

Aug 09, 1951 

 

46: Marionettes, Inc. download from Archive.org
(script by George Lefferts)

 

Aug 30, 1951 

 

48: Kaleidoscope download from Archive.org
(script by George Lefferts)

 

Sep 15, 1951

 

 

1950-53

ESCAPE
30min CBS

 

125: Mars Is Heaven
(script by Morton Fine & David Friedkin)

 

Jun 02, 1950 

 

158: The Earth Men
(script by Walter Newman)

 

Jul 25, 1951 

 

215: Zero Hour
(script by Anthony Ellis)

 

Oct 04, 1953 

 

 

1951

LIGHTS OUT
30min NBC

 

Zero Hour

Jul 23, 1951 

 

 

1952

NBC SHORT STORY
30min NBC

 

26: The Rocket
(script by Ernest Kinoy)

 

Jan 04, 1952 

 

 

1953

THINK/ABC RADIO WORKSHOP

 

1: Mars Is Heaven
(adapted by Morton Fine & David Friedkin - this is a shortened version of the script used for the Escape episode in 1950. It also has an ending which reflects "The Third Expedition" from The Martian Chronicles rather than the short story "Mars is Heaven".)

 

Mar 16, 1953

 

   

1954

THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN
75min (4 x 15min)  BBC Home Service

 

The Flying Machine
Golden Kite, Silver Wind
The Great Wide World Over There
The Meadow

 

Aug 03 to Aug 06, 1954

 

 

1955

X MINUS ONE
30min  NBC

 

1: And The Moon Be Still As Bright download from Archive.org
(script by Ernest Kinoy)

 

Apr 22, 1955
(and rebroadcast as episode 20, Sep 22, 1955) 

 

4: Mars is Heaven download from Archive.org
(script by Ernest Kinoy - available online)

 

May 8, 1955 

 

13: The Veldt download from Archive.org
(script by Ernest Kinoy)

 

Aug 04, 1955 

 

25: Dwellers in Silence download from Archive.org
(script by George Lefferts)

 

Nov 10, 1955 

 

27: There Will Come Soft Rains/Zero Hour download from Archive.org
(script by George Lefferts)

 

Nov 23, 1955
(and rebroadcast as programme 78 Dec 05, 1956)

 

29: To The Future download from Archive.org
(script by Ernest Kinoy)

 

Dec 14, 1955 

 

30: Marionettes, Inc. download from Archive.org
(script by George Lefferts)

 

Dec 21, 1955 

 

 

1956

CBS RADIO WORKSHOP
30min CBS

 

4: Season of Disbelief/Hail and Farewell
(includes introduction written and read by Bradbury; scripts by Anthony Ellis)

 

Feb 17, 1956 

 

1959

THIRTY MINUTE THEATRE
30min BBC Light Programme

 

The Veldt
The Fox and the Forest
(scripts by Jack Pulman)

 

Mar 05, 1959
Jul 28, 1959 

 

1962

There Will Come Soft Rains
25min BBC Third Programme
Adapted and produced by Nesta Pain

 

Sep 12, 1962

 

1968

SF68
(South Africa)

 

A Sound of Thunder

1968 

 

   

1968

Leviathan 99
90min  BBC Radio 3

 

May 03, 1968 

 

197?

Summer Raptures of Ray Bradbury
90 minutes  (Canadian)

 

197?

   

1971

STUDIO 71
(Canadian)

 

Fahrenheit 451

Mar 04, 1971 

 

 

1971

There Will Come Soft Rains
20min BBC Radio 4
Adapted by Nesta Pain
Produced by Dickon Reed

 

Oct 08, 1971

 

1973-5

THE UNKNOWN WORLD
30min BBC World Service

 

Series 3, episode 4: The Fox and the Forest
Series 5, episode 5: Here There Be Tygers
(story readings)

Apr 28, 1973
Oct 2, 1975

 

1973

EXPERIMENT IN DRAMA
1 x ??min  NBC

  Zero Hour

Aug 27, 1973 

 

 

1973

CBC PLAYHOUSE: Bradbury Times Five
5 x 30min  CBC

 

1: Frost and Fire

Nov 12, 1973 

 

2: The Lonely One

Nov 19, 1973 

 

3: The Veldt

Nov 26, 1973 

 

4: The Day It Rained Forever

Dec 03, 1973 

 

5:I Sing The Body Electric

Dec 10, 1973 

 

 

c.1974

THE WORLD OF SCIENCE FICTION
? x c.15min

 

The Best of All Possible Worlds
Read by Michael Hansen

 

c.1974

 

1974-76

FUTURE TENSE
??min  WMUK, Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

Zero Hour
(script credit unknown, but probably re-used the George Lefferts script from Dimension X/X Minus One)

9 May, 1974

 

An Imbalance of Species (based on “A Sound of Thunder”)
(script by John Scott)

July 1976

 

Mars Is Heaven
(script credit unknown, but probably by John Scott)

July 1976

 
[Information source: http://www.oldtime.us/otrlogs2/ft1.log.txt ]

 
 

1974

Marionettes Inc
15min BBC Radio 4
Adapted by John Bay, produced by John Tydeman

 

Dec 8, 1974

 

1975-77

MIND WEBS
? x c.15min WHA Madison
Read by Michael Hansen

 

8: Kaleidoscope
37: The Gift/The Star
115: The Fog Horn

 

 

 

1975

CHICAGO RADIO THEATER
??min  NETWORK???

 

To The Chicago Abyss

May 11, 1975   

 

 

1976

NORMAN CORWIN SPECIAL
2 x ??min NPR

 

Forever And The Earth (adapted by Bradbury)

July 02, 1976           

 

Great Conflagration Up At The Place (adapted by Bradbury)

July 02, 1976    

      

 

1976

SPIDER'S WEB
? x 30min Mind's Eye/NPR

  The Halloween Tree (in 5 episodes)

Oct 25 1976
to Oct 29 1976

 

1977

ADVENTURE THEATER
30min American Forces Radio and Television Network
(Re-packaged re-runs of 1950s radio dramas)

 

"The Whole Town's Sleeping"
(re-run of Suspense episode starring Jeanette Nolan)

 

1977

 

"Zero Hour"
(re-run of Suspense episode starring Evelyn Ashdowne)

1977

 

   

1977

August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains
20min  BBC Radio 4

 

May 11, 1977

   

1982

Fahrenheit 451
90min  BBC Radio 4

 

Nov 13 1982

 

1984

BRADBURY 13 download from Twilight Zone Radio.com
13 x 30min  NPR

 

00 Press conference/interview

1984

 

01 "The Ravine"

Apr 2, 1984

 

02 "Night Call, Collect"

Apr 9, 1984

 

03 "The Veldt"

Apr 16, 1984

 

04 "There Was An Old Woman"

Apr 23, 1984

 

05 "Kaleidoscope"

Apr 30, 1984

 

06 "Dark They Were And Golden Eyed"

May 7, 1984

 

07 "The Screaming Woman"

May 14, 1984

 

08 "A Sound Of Thunder"

May 21, 1984

 

09 "The Man"

May 28, 1984

 

10 "The Wind"

Jun 4, 1984

 

11 "The Fox and The Forest"

Jun 11, 1984

 

12 "Here There Be Tygers"

Jun 18, 1984

 

13 "The Happiness Machine"

Jun 25, 1984

 

     

1984

October Country
??min  ABC Radio
(Special featuring Bradbury interview with adaptation of "There Was An Old Woman", "The Emissary", "The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone" and other stories.)

 

Oct 31, 1984

 

1984

VANISHING POINT

 

6: The Playground
(script credit unknown)

 

Nov 02, 1984 

 

 

1985

Something Wicked This Way Comes
60min  Creative Media Consultants 1985, adapted from the 1983 Disney film.

 

1985

 

1986

GHOST STORY
5 x 15min BBC Radio 4

 

2: The Crowd

 

Dec 30, 1986

 

1988

FUTURE IMPERFECT
5 x 15min BBC World Service

 

5: A Piece of Wood
(story reading)

 

June 05, 1988

 

1989

SCI-FI RADIO   

 

Frost and Fire (part 1)

Oct 29, 1989

 

Frost and Fire (part 2)

Nov 05, 1989

 

 

c. 1990

Any Friend of Nicholas Nickelby's is a Friend of Mine
60min  California Artists Radio Theater
Produced and directed by Peggy Webber

 

 

   

1991

THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN
8 x 15min  BBC Radio 5

 

1: The Golden Apples of the Sun

Jan 28, 1991

 

2: Hail and Farewell

Jan 28, 1991

 

3: The Flying Machine

Jan 31, 1991

 

4: The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl

Jan 31, 1991

 

5: A Sound of Thunder

Apr 02, 1991

 

6: The Murderer

Apr 02, 1991

 

7: The April Witch

Jul 02, 1991

 

8: The Fog Horn

Jul 02, 1991

 

     

1991

Kaleidoscope
30min  BBC Radio 4

 

Aug 28, 1991 

   

1991

The Smile
15min  BBC Radio 4

Read by Peter Whitman

 

Dec 03 , 1991 

 

1992

FEAR ON FOUR
30min  BBC Radio 4

 

35: The Next in Line (download from Vicandsade.net)
(script by Brian Sibley, based on the Bradbury story)

Dec 31, 1992

 

     

1994

The Shoreline at Sunset
15min  BBC Radio 4

 

Apt 19, 1994 

 

1995

A 75th Birthday Tribute to Ray Bradbury
90min  California Artists Radio Theater
Including extracts from The Martian Chronicles, Dandelion Wine, The Illustrated Man, "The Pedestrian", Death is a Lonely Business and "The Beggar on O'Connell Bridge"
Produced and directed by Peggy Webber

 

 

   

1995-

Tales of the Bizarre
30min BBC Radio 4

 

01: Night Call Collect

Dec 07, 1995 

 

02: Have I Got A Chocolate Bar For You

Dec 14, 1995 

 

03: The Jar             

Dec 21, 1995 

 

04: The Fruit At The Bottom of the Bowl

Dec 28, 1995 

 

05: I Sing The Body Electric!

Jan 04, 1996 

 

06: Skeleton

Jan 11, 1996 

 

07: The Man Upstairs

Nov 20, 1997

 

08: Jack in the Box

Nov 27, 1997

 

09: The Scythe

Dec 04, 1997
 

10: The Wind

Dec 11, 1997
 

11: And So Died Riabouchinska

Dec 18, 1997
 

12: The Day it Rained Forever

 

Dec 25, 1997
 

2000

An 80th Birthday Tribute to Ray Bradbury
90min  California Artists Radio Theater
Including extracts from "Silent Towns" from The Martian Chronicles, "A Sailor Home from the Sea" from The Machineries of Joy, "The Ravine", "The Anthem Sprinters," and the ancient Irish poem "An Ode."
Produced and directed by Peggy Webber

 

 

   

2000

2000x
Hollywood Theater of the Ear/NPR

 

7: Pillar of Fire (dramatised by Dennis Etchison & Yuri Rasovsky)

May 16, 2000

 

 

2003

Fahrenheit 451
60min  BBC Radio 4

 

July 05, 2003

 

2004

WALKING STORIES
5x 15min BBC Radio 4

 

5: The Pedestrian
Read by David Horovitch

 

Aug 20, 2004

 

2006

RADIOWEST
30min KUER-FM

 

Zero Hour
Performed by Plan B Theatre Company
Adapted by Anthony Ellis (uncredited) - this is the script that Ellis wrote for Suspense (1955).

 

Oct 31, 2006

 

????

THEATER 10:30
(Canadian)

 

Dandelion Wine, Part 1: The Happiness Machine

unknown

 

Dandelion Wine, Part 2: The Time Machine

unknown

 

Dandelion Wine, Part 3: Miss Helen Loomis

unknown

 

Dandelion Wine, Part 4: Mr. Jonas and Grandpa

unknown

 

The Beast (based on “The Fog Horn”)

unknown

 

The Pedestrian

unknown

 

 

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